Danny McGuire impressed Hull KR to a tremendous 32-16 win over Betfred Tremendous League relegation rivals Leeds Rhinos on his farewell look at Emerald Headingley.
The 36-year-old stand-off is retiring on the finish of the season however confirmed he nonetheless has a lot to supply as he tormented his outdated team-mates with a stunning array of attacking abilities that created three of Rovers’ six tries.
Two of them went to Australian centre Kane Linnett whereas Papua New Guinea worldwide second rower Rhyse Martin scored on his full debut for Leeds however he and Liam Sutcliffe missed all 4 conversion makes an attempt between them.
One other former Leeds participant, hooker Matt Parcell, who was of their Grand Last-winning crew of 2017, scored the opening attempt to the victory was additionally candy former Rhinos coach Tony Smith, who has now guided his newest membership to a few wins from his six matches of their bid to keep away from the drop.
This victory enabled Hull KR to attract stage with their hosts and crucially put them two factors away from backside membership London Broncos in a nonetheless tense relegation battle.
McGuire was on the coronary heart of his aspect’s enterprising begin which noticed them open up a 14-Zero lead.
The warning lights got here on for the Rhinos after solely 4 minutes when full-back Adam Quinlan bought winger Ben Crooks racing away to the nook.
Leeds winger Ash Handley got here to the rescue with a last-ditch sort out however there was no stopping Parcell three minutes later when he went over from dummy half.
Craig Corridor was unable to transform and in addition hit an upright with a penalty however the guests prolonged their lead with two additional quickfire tries.
Linnett proved unstoppable from 10 metres out after taking a cross from Quinlan, who scored the following strive after McGuire and one other Leeds outdated boy Jimmy Keinhorst saved the ball alive in breathtaking trend.
Josh Drinkwater took on the goalkicking duties after Corridor’s three misses and made it 14-Zero earlier than Leeds started their fightback.
Hooker Brad Dwyer took a return cross from Brett Ferres to go over on 24 minutes and second rower Sutcliffe pressured his approach over after taking Richie Myler’s cross near the road.
Sutcliffe was broad with each conversion makes an attempt, as Leeds trailed 14-Eight on the break and the sport rapidly drifted additional away from them after they made an terrible begin to the second half.
Corridor nudged them right into a two-score lead with a penalty earlier than McGuire put his outdated membership to the sword.
He created one other attacking platform with a pinpoint kick that pressured a goal-line drop-out and within the subsequent set bought substitute Harvey Livett over for his first strive for the membership.
McGuire then got here up with one other correct grubber kick that offered Linnett along with his second attempt to make it 26-8.
Leeds rallied within the last quarter, with stand-off Robert Lui creating tries for Konrad Hurrell and Martin, however by no means seemed able to forcing victory and Hull KR completed in whole management, with Corridor scoring a penalty and a long-range attempt to wrap up the scoring.